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# How can you determine if a compound is a purine or pyrimidine?

A pyrimidine has one ring; a purine has two rings.

The pyrimidines (bb"C"ytosine, bb"U"racil, and bb"T"hymine) all have one ring.

The purines have two rings.

One way to remember the difference is:

The pyrimidines are C U T from the purines.

If they were no labels in the picture below, could you identify the purines and the pyrimidines?